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Public Transport Made Easier For Tourists

The Transport and Communications Ministry recently circulated a 16-page guide/booklet titled "Getting around Athens-What I need to know" that includes the rights and obligations of passengers who move around the capital via public transit.

Greece Stars At E.U. Awards

Greece was once again amongst the grand prize winners that received the "European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Award" for 2009 at the award ceremony that took place last month at the Teatro Antico in Taormina, Sicily (Italy).

Lesvos Wins EDEN Award

Lesvos Island received the award for top sustainable tourism destination in Greece for 2009 in the European Commission's third "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) project.

easyCruise Welcomed By Amadeus Cruise

easyCruise recently announced that it is now available on Amadeus Cruise, an innovative and unique Graphical User Interface booking tool, as it actively targets the travel agency distribution channel to shift the balance towards industry sales.

Kythera Goes Web 2.0

New online guide "Visit Kythera" is intended to become the main tool of the island's local economy, according to the creators of the website.

Nikolaos Metaxas

Nikolaos Metaxas, age 94, founder of the Metaxas Group of Companies S.A., died on Sunday, 21 June, 2009.

New Website For ETA

The Hellenic Tourism Development Company (ETA) recently launched its new modern website, which reflects its identity and is a handy tool for potential investors and visitors. The company’s new site www.etasa.gr introduces two innovations that incorporate geographical...

Tourism Museum In The Works

The Association of Women in Tourism recently presented the planned Tourism Museum that is to open its doors to the public by next year. According to the association, the museum’s aim is to inform the next generation on how Greece’s tourism industry began, who were the...

Greek Tourism Makes Bad Start

The Bank of Greece recently released data that shows a 20.2 percent reduction in tourism revenue for the first two months of 2009 over the same period last year. January and February 2009 also saw a 20.6 percent drop in spending by Greeks that traveled abroad. More specifically,...

Kythera Wins Over Austrians

A group of Austrians, composed by GNTO representatives, Austrian journalists and tour operators were recently given the "inside story" of Kythera through a familiarization tour that took place last month on the island.

Piraeus Welcomes The Costa Luminosa

Cruisexperts Hellas organized a presentation of the Costa Luminosa, the thirteenth ship in the fleet of Italy-based Costa Cruises, which had docked in the Piraeus Port last month.

Aegean Airlines Signs With Travelport GDS

Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system providers that operate the Galileo and Worldspan platforms, recently announced a new, multi-year full content agreement with Athens-based Aegean Airlines.

Etihad Airways Launches Non-Stop Flights From Athens

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, recently announced the start of direct flights from Athens to Abu Dhabi as of 2 June.

HATTA Awards 2008

HATTA’s 2008 Best Tourism Brochures Awards Category                                Office Series……………………….Manessis (Summer 2008; Spring 2008; Discover the World Through Manessis Cruise Shop 2008; Christmas & New Year...

Philoxenia 2008 Awards

Philoxenia Tourism Awards 2008 Category                                                                Destination Favorite Sea Destination………………………Pelion Favorite Mountain/Country Destination…..Pelion Favorite Urban...

Athens Occupancy Crisis

The Athens-Attica Hotel Association says that the negative international economic situation will have a downbeat impact on tourism in Athens as this year may prove even more difficult than 2004.

Two New Ships to Join MSC Cruises

Italy's MSC Cruises, which include Greece in its itineraries, recently announced a further expansion of its cruise line fleet with the order of two new ships from the Aker Yards France in St Nazaire.

Alkyon Resort Hotel Expands Services

The Alkyon Resort Hotel located in Vrachati, Corinthos, began last month a major project expansion of 15,000,000 euros.

Superfast I Delivered to Patras Port

Attica Group recently announced the delivery of new-built Ro-Pax vessel Superfast I to Patras Port from Grimaldi Holding S.p.A, of Genoa, Italy.

Posidonia 2008 Shows Environmental Concern

Green business took center stage at Posidonia 2008 (June 2-6) as World Environment Day is high on the corporate social responsibility agenda and the global maritime community intensifies its efforts to further reduce its impact on sea and air pollution.